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12-10-2011, 10:05 AM
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Neither Emelin nor Diaz really deserves to sit, but it's gonna happen
Yup. Inevitable. It's interesting to see how people are all up in arms about benching Emelin when Diaz has earned his icetime just as much (and has 7 points). Interesting to see how fans react to the benching of one player like it's the biggest injustice in the world, yet wouldn't even blink if the other gets benched who is pretty much in the same situation.

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12-10-2011, 10:06 AM
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If he sits Emelin..
Emelin deserves to play, he is what we need on D, a guy that makes forwards aware that he is on the ice. I would love to see him flatten Kovalchuk. He is a more physical Josh Gorges (our best D man).

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12-10-2011, 10:08 AM
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Yup. Inevitable. It's interesting to see how people are all up in arms about benching Emelin when Diaz has earned his icetime just as much (and has 7 points). Interesting to see how fans react to the benching of one player like it's the biggest injustice in the world, yet wouldn't even blink if the other gets benched who is pretty much in the same situation.
Fairly simple logic actually...Kaberle, Subban, Diaz, Weber, Campoli are pretty much all the same D-man. Emelin on the other hand, is unique to our D-Core..without him back there, all 6 are softies.

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12-10-2011, 10:09 AM
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I don't think he should sit either but thats a little dramatic don't you think? If Gorges, Plekanec, or Desharnais were benched I'd still watch.
Not dramatic at all. Emelin has been our #3 easily, there's no way anyone but Gorges and Subban deserve to play before Emelin. Especially Injpoli or Kabersuck. If any defenseman should be played as a forward it's Kaberle. He's so terrible at defense.

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12-10-2011, 10:11 AM
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I have a bad feeling about this one. We always suck in afternoon games.

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12-10-2011, 10:15 AM
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1-0 for NJ. In you guessed it, shootouts. No team with more than 20 shot.

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Not dramatic at all. Emelin has been our #3 easily, there's no way anyone but Gorges and Subban deserve to play before Emelin. Especially Injpoli or Kabersuck. If any defenseman should be played as a forward it's Kaberle. He's so terrible at defense.
Why don't you let the guy put on the jersey first?

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12-10-2011, 10:19 AM
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Fairly simple logic actually...Kaberle, Subban, Diaz, Weber, Campoli are pretty much all the same D-man. Emelin on the other hand, is unique to our D-Core..without him back there, all 6 are softies.
Fair enough. At least this is a valid argument. He does provide a physical aspect that the others (except Gorges and PK to an extent) don't. But reading some of the posts around here you'd think we're talking about Nick Lidstrom when the guy's played 21 games in this league and is a minus player who isn't contributing on offence. (case and point just on this page).

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If Eller or Desharnais gets injured put Kaberle in their stead. (Yes, I know he's been pretty average on the draw; he was 50% on the faceoff circle as a Leaf)

Hopefully Kaberle will finally get us to score on the PP.

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12-10-2011, 10:24 AM
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Noks is at 52 percent on faceoffs.

Gomez is still over 50, but he hasn't played much. The rest of our centres are failing.

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Why don't you let the guy put on the jersey first?
Changing jerseys is going to change over a decade of being terrible defensively?

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12-10-2011, 10:30 AM
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Why don't you let the guy put on the jersey first?
Because, on top of being very soft, he has been terrible defensively during his entire career?

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If he sits Emelin..
Agree. But would be typical.

Somehow people don't get that an effective defence is not about the "best" guys or who "deserves" to play. It's about bringing players with complementary skill sets together. Emelin has something no other Habs D does.

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I'll go with a very bold prediction: SO loss

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I'll go with a very bold prediction: SO loss
Solid proline bet

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Kaberle va jouer avec Emelin
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Kaberle will play with Emelin.

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Maybe Emelin will make a man out of him.

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Volchenkov is officially out. The D will be:

Fayne-Tallinder
Larsson-Salvador
Urbom-Taormina

No way the game ends 1-0

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12-10-2011, 10:46 AM
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Volchenkov is officially out. The D will be:

Fayne-Tallinder
Larsson-Salvador
Urbom-Taormina

No way the game ends 1-0
Somewhere around 1-0 sounds about right.

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Kaberle will play with Emelin.
That will be great !


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Volchenkov is officially out. The D will be:

Fayne-Tallinder
Larsson-Salvador
Urbom-Taormina

No way the game ends 1-0
1 -0 Devils.

Agreed

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Volchenkov is officially out. The D will be:

Fayne-Tallinder
Larsson-Salvador
Urbom-Taormina

No way the game ends 1-0
wut, i dont know 3 of them.

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Looks like the Habs D pairings will be like this today..

Subban-Gorges
Kaberle-Emelin
Gill-Diaz

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Gotta make my mind up which D can I hate?

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